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04 August 2012 @ 05:00 pm
Popolo August 2009 -Sakurai Sho - Reports about his "self"  
Hi guys! :D It's been a while~ Sorry about the inactivity. Today I come bringing a translation from an old magazine~ You know that Arashi ni Shiyagare episode (AniShiya #87) where they discuss how strict Sho is with his schedule? And then they showed us how Sho mentioned the program Excel in Popolo, a magazine feauturing male idols? This is the particular article. XD


Newscaster Sakurai talks about his "self" in simple terms!
A Detailed Sakurai Sho Analysis Report
Sakurai Sho, an active newscaster in "NEWS ZERO", will give a 3-minute "Ichimen" about himself! This segment will help you understand "Sakurai Sho" in 3 minutes.

A  newscaster 
On the day of the broadcast, we have 3 hours worth of meeting and preparations!
When I became a newscaster, I started watching TV more often. Aside from the news, I also check on what kind of events are highlighted in the world. It is important to prepare in advance not only before going on-air, but also before doing an interview. We hold meetings and make preparations for the show at around 4pm to 6pm and then 8pm to 9pm on the day of the broadcast. It takes around 3 hours all in all. When we're filming, I see to it that I look proper. Yeah, now I can even tie a necktie by myself! (laughs)

 3 Musts Dos Of A Newscaster 
 1. Always be receptive
 2. Make solid preparations
 3. Pay attention to your posture.

Meets  friends  once a week

To tell others about events, send them all at once thru a mailing list

I hang out mostly with friends from school. We know each other inside out, so I feel at ease with them. We make sure to meet about once a week. Just like a club, we have a mailing list consisting of 13 people, which we use to message everyone simultaneously to meet. We check attendance thru Excel. Sometimes we just have a normal meal together, and other times we go barbecuing, snowboarding or go on a trip to the hot springs. We watch the videos I took during those trips at the houses of our newlywed friends. (laughs)

Arashi's  rapper  
I write lyrics when I'm on the road. A cellphone is a must-have item!
I occasionally take note of words I like in my phone, but I don't use it to write lyrics. When I have to compose lyrics, I compose it using my phone when I'm travelling, and type up the draft in my laptop. It's easier to talk about the material with the staff this way, and I have sloppy handwriting. (wry smile) I write a few lines while listening to the music, try inserting it on the actual recording, bring it back home to fix it and try inserting it again......That's how I write lyrics. I'm only writing one song, but if you include the corrections it takes around 3 days. "Re(mark)able" took about a week to write.

  Amount Of Time Needed To Write Lyrics  
 Average  ~3 days 
Longest ~1 week

 Song name  Re(mark)able

Likes  traveling !
My friends and I made some crazy plans in India and pushed through with it.
The most memorable one for me was India. I put together a tight schedule for our 5-day and 3-night stay and pushed through with it with my friends. We even went to the distant part in India which our local guide told us weren't safe, 'cause we got lost. (wry smile) I still haven't gone to Ganges River, so I want to go to India again. I also really want to go to Hong Kong when I heard Asano Yuuko-san's stories about it during "The Quiz Show". If I had to choose, I think I like the chaotic ambiance in Asia more than the beautiful countries in Europe.


Organizer in the  family 
When we go out together, I organize the whole thing.

Both of my parents work, so there are few chances of the whole family be all together. That's why when when our schedules match, we try and take the chance to eat out together. During those times, I'm usually the one who sets the time and place we'll eat at. This gradually became my role in the family. In the past, we had a notepad in the living room, and each of us wrote messages like, "I'll leave the house at ___ 'o clock tomorrow." It’s probably because of that habit that we still text each other a lot even now. Incidentally, I texted my younger brother yesterday asking, "How was your rugby game?", and he replied, "We lost......". I shouldn't have asked. (wry smile)

Bad with  heights 
I was suspended in air because of an ultimatum (?).
During our dome tour last year, I was honestly really scared when I was suspended in midair with a balloon. Two songs are about 10 minutes all in all, but it seriously felt like ages to me. The moment we were gradually hoisted up in midair backstage was really scary as well. MatsuJun made me choose: "bear with it, or walk on the stage all alone". I didn't think I have the courage to face the embarrassment of walking on the ground alone, so I decided let myself get suspended in the air. (wry smile)

Source: Popolo August 2009 
Scan credits: oomontyoo.... & pornvilai

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dyan1219dyan1219 on August 4th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this! :D
abelosabelos on August 5th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
ica_90ica_90 on August 5th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
MatsuJun made me choose: "bear with it, or walk on the stage all alone". I didn't think I have the courage to face the embarrassment of walking on the ground alone, so I decided let myself get suspended in the air.

Jun the DoS!!! huahhhh!!! but i laugh so much when i read this... thanks for translating and posting
chjc_mishikochjc_mishiko on August 5th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you so much for translating and sharing this with us!! I always enjoy reading Sho-related articles to get to know him better. He sure loves to schedule his day doesn't he? lol

I giggled a bit with the last bit with height. Oh, and the fact that Sho-kun can now tie his own tie - I'm assuming that he couldn't before he became a newscaster! xD

Thank you again!
dwiloversdwilovers on August 5th, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)

Thank yu very much for this article
sorasky_moonreza_danish on August 5th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing^^
Btw, how are you?
gwengweniegwengwenie on August 5th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing and translating! :D
riechanster: sho and junriechanster on August 5th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
thankyou very much for translating!!

HE WENT TO BELGIUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *happy fangirl* I'm so curious to know when??
lol at DOS matsujun!
ヴァレリー: sakurai shovalee94 on August 5th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
uwaaah~ Sakurai-san you really are amazing person <33
thank you so much for translating this ^^
nekochan_lianekochan_lia on August 5th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for translating
the last part was so cute xD
katzsong: SHO!smilekatzsong on August 5th, 2012 03:17 pm (UTC)
Oh DoS banchou Jun strikes again XDDD I can imagine he said those ultimatum to Sho-chan LOL
Glad to know Sho prefers Asia than Europe. Come to South East yo! coughIndonesiacough

Thanks for translating and sharing :)
raene_9raene_9 on August 5th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
thanks for this...sloppy shoulders w/ a sloppy handwriting ;)
Sho really don't have a choice - walk or air. Jun's DoS side is certainly working for him to agree. :)
Sarako in a Wellsporkof_doom on August 5th, 2012 03:23 pm (UTC)

Omg MatsuJun is such a bully hahaha! :D
Bea: Arashi for dream!bea_chan22 on August 5th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
Lolz, this is the article that they've talked abt in Shiyagare! Thank you very much for translating! /gives cookies
r34lpr1nc3ssr34lpr1nc3ss on August 5th, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
thank you so much for sharing.
the random who is not random.: sakumiya Cracknakahara02 on August 5th, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
thanks for translating!

im pretty sure jun must have know sho will choose the first choice XP
Seri-chancheceri on August 5th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!!
sayou123sayou123 on August 5th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
is it me or does all Arashi members love India XD kyaaaaaaaaa cuz since I am and Indian fan girl living in India XD I am just kyaa damm I wonder if he came to the southern parts
qonytaqonyta on August 5th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
haha...DoS Jun in action
wondering when sho chan will go to indonesia or korea again hehe

evakithyevakithy on August 5th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
haha so sho!! thank you :))
kajalmonstakajalmonsta on August 5th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
the part about Jun was hilarious *laughs* DoS bancho indeedXDDD

thanks for sharing~~~
seventhdiamond: shokissseventhdiamond on August 5th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
sankyuu for translating and sharing this article :D
hidoii~~ na matsujun, poor sho xD
Kavya Bkavya_kvb on August 5th, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
what! when was he in india? :O please come to south india! T_T
capachenocapacheno on August 5th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
lmao, this was such a fun and interesting read.
Katmugglelover27 on August 5th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating this. Really fun to read.